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Unformatted text preview: Tales from the Jungle: Margaret Mead 2 men interviewed 60 year old woman in Samoan Islands: Fa Ah Pua Meads reputation a lie? Americas first woman of science: well-known middle class, academic father: economist/mother: sociologist racism/cultural differences: biological, genetically, sociologically inferior anthropologists supported this savagery: dark skin Franz Boas: towards nurture adolescence: culturally construct, varied proof that nurture also has a role Margaret Mead: student of Boas chosen to do study of adolescents in Samoa [Polynesia] August 1925: Mead arrived in Tu Tu Ila, Samoa different from paradise the Mead expected more westernized Mead looking for somewhere more uncivilized had to learn the language [not normal of those times-usually learn about grammer] relocated to remote island loneliness & culture shock might have to live with host family, but lived with an American naval family drawbacks to living with natives [decrease efficiency]...
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- Fall '11
- Cultural Anthropology